toy soldiers

An updated pricier version of all the Green Army men from your youth:

Available over at Good Art HLYWD – $235 each, or $2400 for the 12 pc. set.  Probably a neat gift idea for someone that’s hard to buy for.

I wish they were bigger though!  The artist wanted to keep them true to the Vietnam era Marx & Co. green army men toys, so they are that exact size unfortunately.

Hat tip: Dad

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This is pretty awesome:

The guy in the video (ShayCarl) has an epic beard.  It’s unconfirmed whether or not he operates in operations, but with a beard like that my guess is that he does.

Hat tip – Bryan

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The hell of war comes home. In July 2009 Colorado Springs Gazettea published a two-part series entitled “Casualties of War”. The articles focused on a single battalion based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, who since returning from duty in Iraq had been involved in brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, drug deals, domestic violence, shootings, stabbings, kidnapping and suicides. Returning soldiers were committing murder at a rate 20 times greater than other young American males. A seperate investiagtion into the high suicide rate among veterans published in the New York Times in October 2010 revealed that three times as many California veterans and active service members were dying soon after returning home than those being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. We hear little about the personal hell soldiers live through after returning home.

Relevant and heartbreaking. The closest thing I have to knowing what any of this feels like is from watching the movie Dead Presidents.

The artist’s name is “Dorthy”.  You can check out more pics of the exhibit on her website – HERE

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